Prof. Emilio Luque

Prof. Emilio Luque

Title: Computer simulation for healthcare: the “glass-box” approach


Emilio Luque is an emeritus professor at the Computer Architecture and Operating System Department at University Autonoma of Barcelona (UAB), Spain, where he is leading the HPC4EAS research group. Invited professor in different universities in USA, Asia, Europe and South America, key note speaker in Computer Science Conferences, leader in several research projects founded by the European Union (EU), the Spanish government and different companies. He is Member of the Editorial Board of various Technical Journals. His major research areas are: Simulation and optimization of Emergency Services in Hospitals (Smart Health Services), Performance and scalability prediction in HPC systems, efficient applications and Fault Tolerance in parallel computers. He has been the supervisor of 24 PhD theses, and has published more than 300 papers in technical journals and international conferences.
Research recognitions: Best Paper Award at the Seventh International Conference on Advances in System Simulation. (SIMUL 2015), Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2012); Outstanding Paper Award at the International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2011) and Distinguished Paper at the European Conference on Parallel Processing (Euro-Par 2006).
“Doctor Honoris Causa” by the National University of La Plata (UNLP) Argentina.


Simulation in healthcare: physical simulation vs computer simulation. Complex systems simulation: Agent Based Model (ABM). The “Glass-Box” and the “Black-Box” approaches. The simulator as a key element in an expert system. Prediction and optimization. Virtual Trial: Simulation of the effects of “intelligent monitoring”.
Simulations for healthcare in HPC4EAS-UAB: Agent Based simulations, origins and present challenges: a) Emergency Department (ED): operation, prediction and optimization; infection propagation; critical situations management. b) Design and operation of ED in pandemic; Virtual Trial: Simulation of the effects of “intelligent monitoring” on COPD chronic patients; Designing resilient EDs.